In other news, the Federal Reserve indicated that the recession might be easing up but said the labor market remains soft, and Microsoft announced a long-awaited partnership with Yahoo. Continue reading
Some businesses are beginning to embrace a technology called “cloud computing” — storing data and programs on the Internet rather than on an individual company’s computers. But critics worry about privacy issues. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
Examining Web users’ search terms could help public health officials identify emerging epidemics days, if not weeks, faster than more traditional forms of disease surveillance. Continue reading
To get a real close look at some of the best paintings housed in Spain’s Prado Museum, you no longer have to trek to Madrid. Google and one of the world’s most famous galleries announced Tuesday they have teamed up to allow people to explore 14 of the Prado’s prized paintings using the search engine’s mapping technology.
As print publications lose subscribers to the Web, some are making major staff cuts and one — the Christian Science Monitor — is axing its paper edition in favor of online-only content. Analysts weigh in on the changes and what they mean for the media world and readers. Continue reading
Internet search giant Google on Tuesday unveiled its first foray into the global mobile phone market, introducing the T-Mobile G1, informally known as the “Google phone.” Continue reading
A 2002 news article about United Airlines filing for bankruptcy protection resurfaced erroneously on trading screens Monday — and the company’s shares quickly plummeted as a result. Business reporter Frank Ahrens of the Washington Post examines the mishap. Continue reading
California’s State Supreme Court decreed same-sex marriage legal in May and thousands of gay couples have headed to the altar this summer. Essayist Anne Taylor Flemming reflects on the old and the new in this wave of nuptials. Continue reading